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APRIL 27

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Ruth Handler (Colorado-born Inventor of the Barbie Doll) Colorado Business Leaders Inventors & Inventions Barbie
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1667 John Milton Enters into Agreement for Publication of Paradise Lost John Milton Poetry Economics & Business University of Wisconisn-Milwaukee History Channel
1773 The British Tea Act Lowers the Tea Tax Giving the East India Company a Tea Monopoly in the Americas British Government Monopolies Taxes History Channel
1864 U.S.S. Honeysuckle Captures the British Schooner Miriam in the Gulf of Mexico Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1905 Janesville, Wisconsin Teachers Demand Higher Wages from the School Board Janesville, Wisconsin Education Labor Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1936 The United Auto Workers (UAW) Separate From the American Federation of Labor (AFL) UAW AFL-CIO Labor Unions History Channel
1962 African Americans Picket the Beloit, Wisconsin Police, Department Demanding an African American Be Appointed to the Force Beloit Wisconsin Law Enforcement Labor African-American Heritage Wisconsin Historical Society
1966 Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads Merge to Form Penn Central Railroad Railroads Business & Economics History Channel
1968 Hundreds of Displaced Residents Protest Boston's Urban Renewal Program Boston, Massachusetts Housing Consumer Economics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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